DeMarco Murray Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 6'0" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- February 12, 1988 (31)
- 8th Season
- 2011 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 71 (DAL)
DeMarco Murray News
Free-agent running back DeMarco Murray announced his retirement on Friday at the age of 30, according to a source. He's calling it quits after nagging injuries held him to 184 carries for 659 yards (career-low 3.6 yards per carry) and six touchdowns in 15 games with the Titans in 2017. Murray reached the 1,000-yard mark three times in his seven-year career, including a career-best 1,845 yards with 13 touchdowns on the ground with Dallas in 2014. The former third-round pick hangs them up and finishes with 7,174 yards (4.5 yards per carry) and 49 touchdowns in his career.
Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray will be released, according to Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com. "I want to thank DeMarco for his contributions as a Titan, not only for what he did on the field but also in the locker room and in the community," Titans general manager Jon Robinson said in a statement. "He was a pro in every facet and we wish him and his family the best moving forward." Murray, who joined the Titans prior to the 2016 season, ran for 659 yards and six touchdowns last season on 184 carries in 2017. Derrick Henry led the Titans with 774 yards and five touchdowns on 176 carries. The former Heisman Trophy winner at the University of Alabama also caught 11 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown. Henry looks to be a top-15 (and potentially top-10) RB leading into 2018.
Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray was ineffective throughout 2017, and ESPN Titans reporter Cameron Wolfe predicts Tennessee will release Murray this offseason. It is a logical and expected move that will save the Titans $6.5 million against the salary cap in 2018. Murray was great in 2016 but battled injuries all of 2017, missed the playoffs and turns 30 next week. Derrick Henry will then be freed up as the unquestioned lead back, while the Titans can add a third-down, pass-catching type to complement him under new offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur.
Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray is hoping to bounce back in 2018 after dealing with several injuries and a down season in 2017. "I am very confident in myself and I am excited," Murray said. "I am excited about the future, and my future. I know what kind of player I am." Murray missed the regular season finale and both of the team's playoff games with a knee injury, but he hadn't missed a game before that since joining them before the 2016 season. On the season as a whole, he ran 184 times for 659 yards, and backup Derrick Henry was more productive over the course of the year. It was especially clear down the stretch and into the postseason that Henry is the present and future for the Titans backfield. If Murray does return in 2018, he'll likely take on a much smaller role and work as more of Henry's backup, instead of vice-versa like this season.
Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray (knee) is dealing with an injury and ESPN's Cameron Wolfe believes there's a "decent chance" that he has played his final snap in a Titans uniform. Already ruled out for the Divisional Round, Murray, who has a torn MCL, would be a long shot for the AFC Championship game even if the Titans sprang a seismic upset on Saturday night. One month shy of his 30th birthday, Murray slumped to a career-worst 3.58 yards per carry as he played injured in 2017. Twenty-three-year-old sophomore Derrick Henry has looked more than capable of taking over the Titans workhorse role. If Murray is cut, his entire $6.5 million salary would come off the books, leaving behind no dead money.
DeMarco Murray Stats
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